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1)Can be melted
2)Can be moulded to any desired shape any number of times .
3)It can be recycled
4)It can be remelted  desired colour can be applied.
Example: polythene,polystyrene

Thermosetting plastic
1)Can not be melted
2)Can be moulded to any desired shape only once
3)It can not be recycled
4)After moulding it for the first time , remelting , changing colour is impossible .
Example : melamine , bakelite
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Thermo plastic (thermo = heat) these plastic melts easily and thus be moulded easily and they are soft plastics...examples are polythene..etc
thermosetting plastics (thermo = heat setting = to set)these plastic when burned dont melt easily but forms a black lump these are very hard plastics...some examples are plastic used in switches PVC(poly vineyl chloride...)

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